I cannot say that Spring or Summer are my favourite seasons of the year, but there’s no denying they’re the most fun. These seasons are always the best time for experimentation and colour, especially when it comes to beauty on the runway. I’m here to break down three of my favourite top trends, hot off the S/S’16 runway, and teach you how to achieve more wearable versions of the look. Here we go!
Red Lips Sink Ships
There’s something so classic about the red lip, yet it’s something that’s also very modern and chic. It’s all over the runway this season, confirming this as a trend for Spring. Seen on the models traipsing down the runway at Anthony Vaccarello, Giles, Toyshop Unique, DKNY, Oscar De la Renta, Victoria Beckham, Jason Wu, this red lip screams rebellious, chic and confident. We love how this trend never seems to go out of style and it manages to transform itself over the years.
- Line your lips.
- Apply the lipstick.
- Use a 2 ply tissue over the lips and dab on powder with a puff or a fluffy brush to set it and keep the colour in place.
- Remove the tissue and apply lipstick again.
- Repeat the process 2 or 3 more times.
I paired the lip with clean skin and full eyebrows, as we want to look fresh, young and effortlessly beautiful.
What I used: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in 69, Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick in MAT6, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Colour is always a good idea during Spring, but there was nothing so bold and popular as the colour blue this season. Models from brands such as Roksanda, Chanel, Jonathan Saunders, Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Boss, and Jenny Packham all had looks sporting the bold blue eye. Though there are many different kinds of looks and most of them are suited for double eyelids, here’s my take on a wearable look for everyone.
- Draw on a winged liner with a bright blue liner, keeping close to the lash line.
- Use a shadow in the same colour and blend it outward with a dense brush to diffuse the colour and soften any harsh lines.
- Go in again and tight line with a black liner and then draw in a fine line wing just to give your eyes a little more dimension. If you have double eyelids, feel free to skip winging your eyeliner.
- Curl your lashes and pile on the mascara.
Keep your brows clean, and fill them in where necessary for this look. I’d recommend brushing them up for a fuller look.
What I used: L’Oreal Paris GelMATIC Super Liner, Fringe from the Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette, 3CE Super Slim Pen Eye Liner in Black, Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
Think Pink, Sly Mink
I’m all for romantic undertones and everything about this trend screams it. Soft pinks and nudes on the lids for an overly sweet look. Lanvin, Dior, Dolce & Gabanna, Rodarte, Prabal Gurung, Kristian Aadnevik were some of the brands that sported this clean, feminine look and it’s personally one of my faves, seeing how simple it is to achieve, with a little bit of colour that freshens up one’s look completely.
- Prime your lids with an eyeshadow primer of your choice.
- Pack the pigment of your shadow onto your fingertip and pat onto the eyelid, just under your crease.
- Using a fluffy brush, blend the colour outward. Not too much as we don’t want it to get everywhere.
- Add colour where neccessary and blend until the gradient is seamless.
- Curl your lashes and add mascara. Make sure the lashes don’t clump and look as feathery and natural as possible!
This is my favourite of all the trends so far. IMO, you can never have too much pink on your face—pair the eyeshadow with simple pink lips and clean dewy skin.
What I used: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Shiseido Festive Camelia Palette
Simple as that, 3 hot off the runway looks to wear just in time for Spring.